CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 · J Card Crit Care 2017; 1(02): 105-107
DOI: 10.1055/s-0038-1626678
Case Report
Thieme Medical and Scientific Publishers Private Ltd. 2017

Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation for Cardiotoxic Drug Overdose—A Lifesaving Intervention

Sundar Singh Subash
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Madhusoodhanan Nandanam Nandakumar
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Siroraj Alphonse Placid
1  Department of Cardiac Anaesthesia, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Vijay Thomas Cherian
2  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Shaji Palangadan
2  Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
,
Suresh Kumar
3  Department of Intensive Care, Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, Trivandrum, Kerala, India
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Publication Date:
07 March 2018 (online)

Abstract

Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) use in cardiotoxic drug overdose is increasing. Calcium channel blockers along with β-blockers constitute more than 65% of deaths from cardiovascular medications. The authors report here a case of ECMO use for amlodipine and telmisartan tablet overdose, where ECMO was used to salvage the patient’s life as a life-saving intervention.